Wednesday release date and time — how to watch online

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in Wednesday
(Image credit: Netflix)

Netflix is the new home for the creepy and kooky, at least once the Wednesday release date hits (you get one guess of what day that is), and we can watch Tim Burton's Wednesday Addams series online. 

Wednesday start time, channel

Wednesday premieres (with all 10 episodes arriving at once) on Wednesday (Nov. 23) at 3 a.m. ET on Netflix.

Netflix loves its YA-focused spinoffs of popular properties (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina got four seasons), so it's not a huge surprise that Netflix has a show starring one of the most iconic goth kids in Wednesday Addams (now played by Jenna Ortega). Now a teen, Ms. Addams has been kicked out of a high school far too normal for her, and is headed to the school where her parents met.

Speaking of her parents, the idea of an Addams Family show on Netflix was music to our ears when we learned that Luis Guzmán was cast as Gomez Addams (while Catherine Zeta-Jones is Morticia, his cara mia). And in other solid casting news, The Sandman co-star Gwendoline Christie is playing the principal at the new school that Wednesday enrolls at.

The series will see Ms. Addams work on her burgeoning psychic abilities, demand that Thing pledge its loyalty and solve a 25-year-old mystery at her new school. The series, one of the best Netflix shows, has been a smash-hit for Netflix. So much so that Wednesday is the No. 3 all-time most-watched Netflix show, surpassing Dahmer.

Here's how you can watch Wednesday (and we've already got all the things to know about Wednesday season 2):

When does Wednesday come out on Netflix?

Wednesday premieres on ... you guessed it ... Wednesday (Nov. 23) at 3 a.m. ET, on Netflix.

All eight episodes will drop at the same time.

Wednesday trailer

The below trailer shows us how Wednesday Addams gets kicked out of Nancy Reagan High School, in a devious incident involving the swim team. It also shows us Luis Guzman and Catherine Zeta-Jones as Gomez and Morticia.

Tim Burton’s Wednesday Addams cast

Jenna Ortega (You, The Fallout) will portray Wednesday Addams, per a Netflix announcement. Christina Ricci will have a minor role as a character named Marilyn Thornhill. Catherine Zeta-Jones is Morticia, and our favorite piece of casting is Luis Guzmán as Gomez.

  • Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams
  • Gwendoline Christie as Principal Larissa Weems
  • Jamie McShane as Sheriff Galpin
  • Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe
  • Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin
  • Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair
  • Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay
  • Naomi J Ogawa as Yoko Tanaka
  • Moosa Mostafa as Eugene Ottinger
  • Georgie Farmer as Ajax Petropolus
  • Riki Lindhome as Dr. Valerie Kinbott 
  • Christina Ricci as Marilyn Thornhill
  • Guest Stars: 
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams
  • Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams 
  • Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams
  • Iman Marson as Lucas Walker
  • Lucius Hoyos as Young Gomez

Tim Burton’s Wednesday Addams story

We know a surprising lot about what Wednesday is going to face. In the announcement, we learned that the eight-episode run ordered by Netflix will see her going to school while dealing with "her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago."

Tim Burton’s Wednesday Addams crew

According to Netflix's announcement, Al Gough (Smallville, Spider-Man 2) and Miles Millar (also Smallville) pitched the streaming service on the series.

Then, Netflix found out that Tim Burton (Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman) wanted in on it. In fact, Burton was so interested that Wednesday will mark his debut as a TV series director.

Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.